PRCA Global COVID-19 Taskforce provides support service for PR and communications leaders

The PRCA’s Global COVID-19 Taskforce has launched a free consultation service to help PR and communications leaders manage their challenges and issues through the COVID-19 crisis.

The taskforce is led by Lanson CEO Tony Langham and connects taskforce volunteers with PR and communication leaders who need support. All of the volunteers are highly experienced advisers from around the world.

Taskforce advisors will provide impartial and practical advice during 30-minute confidential consultations. Those seeking support can complete a form on the PRCA website, where they can also request advice from specific advisors. A list of advisors, along with information on how to request support, is available here.

PRCA COVID-19 Taskforce chair, Tony Langham said: “Communications leaders, both in-house and in consultancies, are going to be faced with some of the most difficult decisions of their lives in the next few weeks. The PRCA has gathered together an amazingly impressive group of leaders from across the world willing to give their time to help fellow professionals make the best decisions possible.”

The PRCA has partnered with other associations including EACD, IABC (EMENA), ICCO and IPRA in order to extend the reach of the initiative globally. This international collaboration is being spearheaded by the Taskforce’s Deputy Chair, Rod Cartwright who chairs the ‘Communicating during COVID-19’ group of the taskforce.

I volunteered to support the PRCA Global COVID-19 Taskforce as soon as it was announced. I’ve volunteered to be an adviser and to work with Rod Cartwright on providing international support and collaboration.

The full news release is on the PRCA website along with a full list of the 56 volunteers who include Rod Cartwright (independent consultant and ex-Ketchum/H&K/Text100), Amanda Coleman (independent consultant and ex-Greater Manchester Police), Rachel Friend (ex-Weber Shandwick), Kate Hartley (Polpeo), Justin Kerr-Stevens (Portland), Tony Langham (Lansons), Ella Minty (consultant), Nigel Sarbutts (PR Cavalry), Kerry Sheehan (UK Government Communication Service), Jennifer Sproul (CEO, Institute of Internal Communications) and many more.